Indigo Kantha Throws (3 Sizes)

Dyed using an age-old, natural process... stitched with skill and care by a woman working with dignity... dignify's indigo kantha blankets are a stunning, unique piece to complement your living space or give as a meaningful gift.

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UNDERSTANDING OUR INDIGOS

Sizes

Classic Throw: 40" x 80" (100 x 200 cm)
Large Throw: 76" x 76" (200 x 200 cm)
Mini Kantha: 40" x 40" (100 x 100 cm)


CARE

Indigo Kantha are Machine Washable!

Our recommendation: Spot clean when possible; cold wash & hang dry or gentle tumble on low. Indigo is colorfast and will not bleed or stain other laundry.

STYLES

Classic Style means that there is visible patterning on the sari cloth that has been dyed.

Simply Indigo means there is very little patterning showing through the cloth; it is navy & primarily showcases the white kantha stitch

Indigo with Green Tones means that the sari cloth beneath, when dyed, produced greenish colors, in addition to the standard navy/indigo

Indigo with Purple Tones means that the sari cloth beneath, when dyed, produced purple colors, in addition to the standard navy/indigo


ALL of our Indigos are:

  • Deep in color — like a dark wash of denim
  • Hand-stitched with white thread
  • Dyed using a traditional indigo process with natural dye
  • Unique in the variation of exact pattern & color shade

HOW WE CREATE INDIGO KANTHA

MADE WITH DIGNITY

These throws have been hand-crafted in Bangladesh by women vulnerable to, or in recovery from:

  • trafficking or other engagement in formal or floating sex work
  • living on the street with children
  • child marriage
  • underpaid or unsafe garment factory jobs

Now, they are employed in work that brings dignity & livelihood!

NATURAL DYE

All of our “Kantha” throws are six layers of sari cloth, hand-stitched together using a traditional running (kantha) stitch. With indigo styles, we add one more element.

The outer layers of the throw (before stitching) are dyed using the remarkable, natural indigo dye process:

Natural indigo is derived when cuttings from the tropical indigofera tinctoria plant are submerged in warm water, creating a fermentation process. The miracle occurs when the greenish liquid is oxidized, turning it blue!

The indigo sediment is separated from the liquid, dried, and ground into powder. This pigment is used to dye the cloth for our kantha blankets! One small chemical element is added at the end of the process to ensure our blankets are colorfast.

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